Sodaville quarry expansion concerns neighbors

Sodaville quarry expansion concerns neighbors

The Linn County Planning Commission is taking public comment on a controversial request to expand a rock quarry operation in Sodaville.

If approved in January by the Linn County Board of Commissioners, the quarry at 38325 Harrington Drive would expand north from about 15 acres to 120.8 acres. It also would allow asphalt batching and would be named as a significant aggregate resource site under Goal 5 of the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development rules.

[A] neighbor said he looked up the quarry permit before moving to Sodaville and wouldn’t have made a property purchase had asphalt batching been permitted. Odors, particulate matter and a spike in heavy truck traffic are his main concerns.

Read more at The Democrat Herald.